Academic journal article Journal of Geoscience Education

ANNOUNCEMENT: Journal of Geoscience Education - Outstanding Paper Award

Academic journal article Journal of Geoscience Education

ANNOUNCEMENT: Journal of Geoscience Education - Outstanding Paper Award

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Purpose: This Award will promote and celebrate outstanding scholarly contributions made by authors to the Journal of Geoscience Education.

Criteria: Because of the broad range of Research, Curriculum and Instruction, and Commentary manuscripts published by the Journal of Geoscience Education, it is impossible to define a set of criteria that must be applied to all papers considered for this award. Rather, it is expected that in order to be nominated, a paper must exhibit, as relevant, at least some of the following characteristics: (1) innovative enhancement of student learning, which is documented and assessed, (2) advancement of the discipline of geoscience education, and (3) broad societal impact of vital and significant high quality geoscience education. The award will be given for papers published during the preceding year (e.g. Fall 2012 award presentation for papers published in 2011).

Selection Process: Award nominations are open; they can be made by JGE readers, authors, and Editorial Board members. Each nomination shall be accompanied by a written discussion of how the nominated paper is an outstanding scholarly contribution, exhibiting one or more of the characteristics above (Criteria). Nomination shall be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief. A deadline for submission will be set by the Editor-in-Chief; the 2012 nomination deadline is JUNE 1, 2012. …

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